The quality of higher education

It seems that today no one has to be convinced that quality higher education - the key to a successful, prosperous future. And not only that person, diploma frowned upon by employers and colleagues. "Crust" - that's not all. Just a person who has not received the knowledge that can be gained only high school, can hardly hope for a successful realization. It will feel not so successful, not so confident in their abilities as others. He probably will not make a career. He will always lack the knowledge and tools to handle the flow of information (which the world is becoming more and more). In general, if you do not want to feel damaged and hopes to become a true professional, higher education, you just need.

But there are a number of important issues. Which university to choose, and how? By what criteria can evaluate the quality of teaching? Do not commit a grave error, "kupivshis" only big name school, which in the present circumstances no more than an empty phrase? What the education - private or public - the future? Do I have to pay for the training? What are the guarantee of employment in the specialty after training in high school? And so on. These questions are not easy. However, they can try to answer, based on its ranking of universities, published on this website. And you can focus on the views of students from various universities, who may well be an objective assessment of its school, they say, from the inside.

At first glance, the results of the rating on the site Vseveda, may seem surprising. Vseved not claim to absolute objectivity. It is, perhaps, impossible. Most importantly, the ranking is based on the results of anonymous surveys of real students in real schools, as well as graduates. This is not dry "average" data, and the state of affairs in higher education through the eyes of those who study there. Place in the ranking of the university - is the weighted average score, which is derived from estimates, "set" native university students. According to Vseveda, criteria for evaluating school are critical for the quality of education in a particular educational institution. These are important issues, such as:

* Compliance with the quality of the curriculum needs of students

* The level of faculty

* Monitor school attendance and student performance

* Help university employment

* The level of corruption among teachers

* Language Training

* Material and technical base, etc. (More detailed evaluation criteria are available here: Methods Vseveda)

Having carefully considered the score, composed by the method Vseveda, you can make a number of interesting conclusions. First, notice that the majority of public schools that are considered by far "prestigious", reside not in leading positions. Explanations for this phenomenon are just a few: the corruption and "pull" (from admission to the university prior to the end), outdated curricula, reduction of teaching (as a consequence of the strong flow of teachers), poor physical infrastructure, lack of control over academic performance, lack of attention employability of graduates, etc.

I think, in this regard would be superfluous to give two opinions. Helen B., a graduate of the Russian State Medical University, located in the ranking by about 60 positions out of 135:

"I am not someone's daughter or niece, and I'm not from a rich family. Arrived in Moscow from the province and went to medical only with their knowledge. And my case - is the exception, not the rule. The fact that I have no so-called "communication", kept me throughout the study. Because the guys who really like to study, and who did not do it for "crust" on the fingers could be counted. They are something (including me) and I had the hardest. If you are not a "relative", or if you have no money, the "blame" on the sessions you will be mercilessly. But I managed to graduate from high school and internship. What's the point? Diploma in my hands, the experience is. But in order to get a good job, knowledge and diploma SMU, alas, is not enough. If the university somehow contributed to the graduates in finding jobs ... but nothing like we had. "

And - according to Anton S., journalism students of Moscow State University. University, most probably the famous Russian University (abiding by the way, only 22 positions):

"Enrolling in journalism, especially for a free room, I was in seventh heaven. But almost immediately discovered that behind the facade of prestige hiding many flaws. I do not argue, we have quite a strong teaching staff. But the training program, I think, largely obsolete. Why future journalists, who must be well educated in this truncated volume teach history? Why is the faculty a decrepit material resources? A major criticisms I have for the teaching of foreign languages. If you are at the time of receipt already knew the language well enough, then you are not training at the faculty will give nothing new. And if you dream to study a second language "from scratch" or hang on to a good level of English, then nothing good will come of it. So I have to deal with additional courses. "

The second conclusion that suggests itself after studying the rating itself, is the fact that now there is a powerful "rise" of private universities. Learn more about these schools will be discussed in another article (link). But with enough confidence to say that private universities for a variety of positions already bypassed traditional state. More attention is paid to them and to the modern approaches to teaching and learning of foreign languages ​​and modern material and technical base, and the future employment of graduates. Tradition - that's fine. But only when they are backed up with fresh ideas and new techniques. Those public universities that have taken into account this fact, are in the ranking Vseveda leading positions. Those that do not - alas ...

Choosing to enter a particular college, you should be very serious about the quality of education that you will receive. Can be based on the methodology and rating Vseveda, you can talk with students and alumni of the university you liked, you can consider their evaluation criteria. But come to higher education only in order to at least somewhere to do, we will definitely not recommend. You're just wasting your time, and, most of all, money. Your future depends on what kind of move you make today.

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